Sukamade Beach
Sukamade Beach
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Inge H
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Our stay was unfortunately a major disappointment. The 4x4 ride took much longer than expected. According to the brochure, we were supposed to be 700 meters from the beach, but we were dropped off half an hour away. BECAUSE THE SUKAMADE GUESTHOUSE IS IN TOTAL RENOVATION (what was not mentioned by touroperator).

The accommodation was not only basic but also poorly maintained:
- Electricity was limited from 5 PM to 10 PM.
- Only cold water available.
- Mold in both the bathroom and bedroom.
- Loose tiles and a dilapidated bathroom that was uninviting to use.

However, we did have a couple of wonderful experiences: we saw a turtle laying eggs and the next day we got to release baby turtles on the beach. This was truly amazing!

Despite these moments, the overall experience did not meet our expectations. I would not recommend this accommodation.
Written 1 June 2024
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Letizia Ricchiardi
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Sukamade beach and Meru Betiri stole my heart! I highly recommend this amazing national park, where we were able to see monkeys, toucans, lizards, turtles and eagles!! The stay was even more special thanks to Sri and her fantastic homestay (Adventure Homestay Meru Betiri)! Sri has been an amazing host, she cooked us local food, introduced us to her friends and family and took care of every single detail and request for our trip. Her nephew was our tour guide in the park. Sri even helped us organizing our next plans! Stay at least 2 days at her place to fully experience a real Indonesian life!
We will never forget this place, its nature, landscapes and warm loving locals.
Thank you for everything!
Written 3 June 2023
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Sophie M
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Such an amazing experience to be a part of the turtle sanctuary in Sukamade. The whole trip was absolutely beautiful and high recommended, definitely a highlight of my time in Indonesia! If you decide to visit, I suggest staying at the Adventure Homestay Meru Betiri! Sri (the host) will set up the whole tour for you to Sukamade, which makes the trip stress free. She is absolutely wonderful and was an amazing person to be able to spend time with.
Written 2 June 2023
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Cheim79
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
The experience with the green turtles is unbelievable and unforgettable. You can see how they lay eggs and release them. You learn the work the rangers do in the conservation area in order to have these turtles in our oceans.
Please, include in your visit to Java island, the visit to Sukamade beach. Contact with Pak Poer, the owner of JAVA TURTLE LODGE. He offers tours at good price for 2-3 days and his lodge is beautiful, close to Green Bay. Tour includes driver, guide, accomodation, food... everything! Our guide and driver Udin and Yono were so nice with us as well! The way to the turtle beach through the jungle is so worthy! Totally recommended!
Written 1 June 2023
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Daniel T
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
This was really amazing. The ride to the Sukamade beach was bumpy but enjoyable. The room itself was not as comfy as the one in the Java Turtle Lodge and maybe it would have been nice to have a better preparation for that.

Nevertheless, the rest of this trip compensated everything. The food was delicious again and the night walk to the beach was also amazing. Seeing the turtle laying eggs and releasing the turtles the next day is really awesome. Something you won’t experience again. Also big compliments to all the rangers who were very insightful and friendly. It was a pleasure.
Written 29 May 2023
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VICTOR B
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
We stayed at Java turtle lodge next to the Sukamade beach. Firstly we booked 5 night, but we enjoyed this chill and silence atmosphere of this hotel so much so we stayed for 5 nights more! Our host provided us really great experience trip to Sukamade beach, where we saw turtle laying eggs at night and then we released baby turtles into ocean!
It's experience that I will remember for whole my life! Our host was so cute with us, he told us everything about nearby spots to visit, showed us Green Bay which is also very beautiful!
In this hotel you will feel yourself like at home!
Also fresh homemade dinner was awesome everyday 😋
Written 25 May 2023
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Tom
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
We stayed at Java turtle lodge. Close to green bay and Sukamade beach. From their we went to Sukamade beach, the guide from our home stay brought us with a 4x4 jeep. Verry nice and bumpy drive trough the jungle. We crossed 3 rivers and eventually came at our stay at sukamade beach. Their the room is basic but it is all about the activity and tour with th turtles. We saw one big sea turtle at the night of our arival and in the next morning we released baby turtles in the water. Super mice experience! We enjoyed also our home stay at Java turtle lodge. The host is very kind and showed us everything that was possible to visit nearby. The appartment was verry nice and everything was home made. We enjoyed both the trip as our stay at java turtle lodge.
Written 18 May 2023
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Scarlet W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
I went to Sukamade with Sri from Adventure Homestay Meru Betiri. I messaged her on whatsapp and it was super easy to arrange everything including a private driver to pick me up from Banyuwangi. When we arrived Sri took us on a walk around her village and we got to go to some of her friends houses and try some local snacks. The next day we went to green bay and then saw many monkeys and bats on the 2 hour jeep ride to Sukamade. We were lucky to sea a green turtle lay 126 eggs and the ranger was knowledgeable and gave us lots of information. We watched the turtle cover her hole and return to the sea. In the morning we were up at 6 to release the baby turtles, this was so cool to do and we also got to see the hatchery where baby turtles were emerging. I really like how Sri has her own family business and doesn't work for a company, it is much more personable and enjoyable. It was lovely to meet her 2 daughters and enjoy local food and talking with Sri. She was so accommodating and I felt like part of the family. Sri works very hard cooking and making sure everyone has the best experience, I will always remember my trip to Meru Betiri national park.
Written 3 May 2023
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Jesper Rost V
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Our family took the time to visit Sukamade beach.
It is a rough trip to get there, the road there is bad and bumpy.
But when we got there we where allowed to participate in the work to conserve the turtles.
We where out of season and did not get the chance to see egg laying, and digging up the eggs (no eggs), but during the night hundreds of small green sea turtles had hatched. And we got to release them.
We arranger the full package with the local homestay owner Hadi from Java Turtle Lodge Meru Betiri. This is a super nice place. Hadi arranged transport from Malang and to our next destination, green bay beach, the jungle lodge at Sukamade beach (very basic and not clean), and his own pace the turtle lodge.
We enjoyed 3 nights there, and where the only persons on the nice beach.
High recommendations from us.
Written 10 April 2023
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Jelle
Ede, The Netherlands21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
We started at Java Turtle Lodge and went with the owner Hadi and his 4x4 jeep through the jungle to the beach. On our way we saw monkeys, a Hornbale and many other birds. The accommodation near the beach is basic but fine enough to stay the few hours after seeing the big Green Turtles lay eggs at night. The rangers are very respectful and careful to not scare or stress the animals. You are only allowed to see one if you are lucky and wether or not she lays eggs is up to her. The next morning we went to set some baby turtles free on the beach. Also very respectful and careful. I would highly recommend visiting this place and staying with Hadi at Java Turtle Lodge.
Written 24 March 2023
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